Oh Canada! Please don't accept weaker U.S. SDS standards. Require Section 11 to retain the 10 test blanks and information on whether those tests have ever been done so that people can readily see both what is KNOWN and what is NOT KNOWN about the toxicity of that chemical. That is only a recommendation, not a requirement in the U.S. and we are seeing the same short Section 11 we saw for years that only list acute data without letting consumers know that there is no chronic data because no testing has been done. Consumers then incorrectly assume the only possible hazards of that product are the ones listed by the SDS.
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Webinar will update efforts to align HazCom regulations in the U.S. and Canada
Webinar will update efforts to align HazCom regulations in the U.S. and Canada
OSHA and Health Canada are continuing joint efforts to align hazard communication regulations for workplace chemicals in the United States and Canada. The agencies will host a webinar June 28, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET, to provide stakeholders with an update on current and planned guidance materials. The webinar will also address regulatory activities to align with the most recent version of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Details about how to participate are on OSHA's Hazard Communication webpage.
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